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Walker’s Proposed Medacaid Changes To Be Discussed

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 8:12 am

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed changes to the state Medicaid program is scheduled to be discussed by the Legislature’s budget committee.

The Joint Finance Committee plans to take up Walker’s Medicaid plan during a briefing Wednesday. The state Department of Health Services is one of five agencies scheduled to discuss the governor’s budget.

Walker rejected expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul law. Instead, he proposes tightening income eligibility which would then make more people near the poverty line purchase insurance through new private marketplaces.

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